I believe that chips and dip should have their own food group on the pyramid. I love dipping anything into anything and when I'm dieting, I usually lean on cucumbers to get me through chip cravings. I don't really like carrots so cucumbers are lifesavers, though I'm not pretending they are as good as chips. I dip cucumbers in hummus and/or salsa all the time. One of my favorite dishes is cucumber salad. My mom makes this and it's a concoction with mayo, sour cream, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Since the dish has full fat mayo and sour cream, and it's hard to tell exactly how much you're getting, it's not exactly healthy. I love the flavors so I made a little dip out of one tablespoon low fat mayo, two tablespoons light sour cream, a squeeze of minced garlic, salt, pepper and smoked paprika. It had a wonderful flavor and creamy texture. It was perfect for a snack!
If you don't like cucumbers, I get it, vegetables are the worst. If you do like them, think of the ways you can jazz them up and throw them into every meal and/or snack!
I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Until next time!